This movie needs to be taken for what it was... entertainment.... For me, between my appreciation for WWII aircraft and the respect I have for The Airmen and what they accomplished... any representation of their exploits on film will be a must see on the big screen and a must buy on the small screen.
Jesus Christ. I haven't imagined in my wildest dreams this movie would suck so much. I'm utterly dissapointed - Tuskegee airmen story is a heart breaking one, yet this movie is a disgrace.
Amateur acting (appropriate far more for a teen movie where young boys are enjoying roller coaster), historical inaccuracies, fantasy presentation of air combat (maneouvering, flying formations and tactics, unreal physics...), black/white character techique (figuratively, not literally: no way of making the german pilot more devil-ish...), poor story (building Tuskegee airmen glory through insinuating that other bomber escort fighter groups weren't up to the task...)... I could go on.
At least CGI looked fairly good to me, even impressive at moments.
Managed to secure a copy and I'm half way through watching. It certainly is an excepionally bad film.
The script is infantile. I can't think of a better word to describe it. It's historical authenticity is nowhere. It's ironic to consider that Battlestar Gallactica has a better understanding of WW2 fighter operations than this film does.
Interesting CGI- I liked the way the 109's looked like sharks flying through the formations.
But how does a P51 cause that much damage to a destroyer only with it's 6 x 50 caliber guns??
Obviously aimed at a different target market than the long term simmers here. Aerial manouvers are pretty unreal and 'Hollywoodised'-(if that is a word!)
Aimed at the wider market, mainly the group who likes all the current CGI based action movies that flood the market now.
Still I enjoyed it alot- although I saw it on the small screen and really should have seen it in a cinema
Last edited by Crazy_Goanna; 05-14-2012 at 12:37 AM.